October 3, 2023 |
Photo – TAPS poster – Courtesy Town of Saratoga Facebook page
More people are needed to participate in Saratoga’s walkway study, says the town’s public works director.
On September 13th, OV Consulting, a Denver, Colorado, company, held the first public input meeting focusing on the Saratoga Transportation Alternatives Master Plan, or TAPS. During the following town council meeting on September 19th, Public Works Director Emery Penner said the few residents who attended the TAPS meeting agreed that they didn’t want Saratoga to change significantly.
The transportation master plan is funded through a $200,000 grant from the Wyoming Department of Transportation. OV Consulting was hired to perform a study of the existing walkways in Saratoga and suggest improvements and additions based on what they see and public feedback.
Speaking at the September 19th town council meeting, Penner said OV Consulting is working on ways to increase community participation in the TAPS process.
Penner said OV Consulting owner Chris Vogelsang will update the town council about the transportation master plan as the project progresses. The public works director said the Denver, Colorado, based design firm already has ideas on how to change the way pedestrians move around Saratoga.
The next Saratoga Transportation Alternatives Master Plan public input meeting is scheduled for some time next month.